SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
PatternReview Blog > Tip Tuesday: Extra uses for buttonhole cutters
Tip Tuesday: Extra uses for buttonhole cuttersBy AlexisW on 3/18/14 3:39 PM

Button hole cutter: Off-label uses

-by Amanda.Claire

"I took a shirt making class here in Dallas and the instructor gave us extra ideas about using the button hole cutter differently."

1) Mark pattern notches

2) Mark the legs of a dart

3) Cut to the corners of a cuff placket

4) Cut to the corners of a welt pocket or bound buttonhole

5) Mark the top and bottom of the front placket for the folding line

"Let me know if you know more uses for the button hole cutter. I now use mine a whole lot more!"

Republished with permission from Amanda.Claire.

 

Read Amanda.Claire's Tips on PR.

Visit Amanda.Claire's blog.

Have a go-to technique or tip? Share here!

Filed Under: Tutorial  
5 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
kareninwisconsin said... (3/22/14 9:53 PM) Reply
First time I've heard of those.
Sewandwrite said... (3/19/14 1:01 PM) Reply
Fine ideas and great illustrations! I intend to use these. Thanks for sharing them.
sewrose said... (3/19/14 9:15 AM) Reply
What a good idea.
AnnieE said... (3/19/14 7:28 AM) Reply
Doesn't look anything like my Grandmother's button hole cutter!
Celticstitcher said... (3/18/14 3:57 PM) Reply
now there's a tool I didn't even know existed lol x

Search Blog

        
Subscribe to RSS Feed
  

Previous Posts


   Sewing Bee Round 1 - The Project
          8/31/15
   Win a Bernina Machine in the Sewing Bee - Other Prizes
          8/28/15
   Member in Focus: Cab102
          8/25/15
   Sewing Bee 2015 - Are you ready?
          8/18/15
   Sewing Spaces - JKimes Tours
          8/18/15
   Winners of the Historical Fashion Contest 2015
          8/11/15
   New Class - PatternWork - by Sarah Veblen
          8/10/15
   Inspiration: Inspired by Books Contest
          8/5/15
   New Butterick Patterns with Elliott Berman Textiles
          8/4/15
   Vote Now in the Historical Fashion Contest 2015
          8/3/15
  

Recent Comments


   LPGA commented on Sewing Bee Round 1 - The Project
          9/1/15
   HelloSpeedy commented on Sewing Bee Round 1 - The Project
          9/1/15
   meinterrupted commented on Sewing Bee Round 1 - The Project
          9/1/15
   sewpatty commented on Sewing Bee Round 1 - The Project
          9/1/15
   JKimes commented on Sewing Bee Round 1 - The Project
          9/1/15

Archives


  August,2015 (10)
  July,2015 (13)
  June,2015 (14)
  May,2015 (12)
  April,2015 (11)
  March,2015 (17)
  February,2015 (15)
  January,2015 (16)
  December,2014 (16)
  November,2014 (17)
  October,2014 (19)
  September,2014 (20)
  August,2014 (19)
  July,2014 (15)
  June,2014 (17)
  May,2014 (20)
  April,2014 (21)
  March,2014 (23)
  February,2014 (20)
  January,2014 (15)